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'Active shooter' seminar at Adelphi to discuss Sandy Hook

Adelphi University in Garden City. (April 14, 2011)

Adelphi University in Garden City. (April 14, 2011) (Credit: Danielle Finkelstein)

Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano has announced a new “active shooter” seminar to be held Friday at 9 a.m. at Adelphi University.

“This new seminar is due to an overwhelming response to the briefing held at the university on Jan. 7, and in continuation of Police Commissioner Thomas Dale’s ongoing effort to address possible ‘active shooter’ scenarios in Nassau County,” Mangano said.

Last week’s seminar drew about 500 participants, most of whom were school, hospital and other business officials.

Friday’s program is the sixth by the county in the past year. It will examine the recent shootings in Sandy Hook and address Nassau County Police Department procedures in responding to an “active shooter” situation, should one occur, county officials said.

An “active shooter” is defined as an armed person who has used deadly physical force on other persons and continues to do so while having unrestricted access to additional victims. This could include deadly physical force by means of a gun, knife or other weapon.

Friday’s seminar is open to all 56 public school districts, private and parochial schools, and colleges and universities in Nassau County, as well as large corporations.

Any Nassau County organization wishing to participate should contact the Nassau County Police Department Office of Community Affairs, at 516-573-7360.


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